Brewer Gets Go-Ahead to Print Pledge of Allegiance on Beer Cans

Don Sessions, a 75 year old brewer from Oklahoma has just received approval to include the Pledge of Allegiance on his beer cans. According to the Toronto Sun, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau initially denied his request because it "violated rules that prohibit the use of statements and images relating to the American flag."

Ol Glory Beer

After Sessions modified the label to include a line saying that the beer isn’t endorsed by or affiliated with U.S. government, approval was granted. The beer will be marketed under the same name as his energy drink, Ol’ Glory.

"If you are sitting in a bar and drinking this beer, you’ll think of America and you might think of God." Sessions told an Oklahoman newspaper. Session’s company will donate a portion of all sales to Operation Homefront, an organization that helps people who volunteer with the military.

Interestingly enough, the website and the news article failed to mention anything about the beer itself. My guess? It’s a light pilsner with a strong hint of patriotic marketing gimmick.

I’m as American as the next girl and I don’t mean to sound like a hater, it’s just that in my opinion, a real American beer is one that’s a product of the American dream. Thoughts?



  • Troy November 29, 2010 @ 1:55pm

    Why exactly does he need a disclaimer? The flag is public domain isn’t it? I could get him using official government seals being a nono, but the flag?

  • Ed November 30, 2010 @ 3:57pm

    “If you are sitting in a bar and drinking this beer, you’ll think of America and you might think of God.” Sessions told an Oklahoman newspaper.

    I don’t know how patriotic anyone else gets when they drink, but I have been known to think of god when I’ve overindulged in said drinking…

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